Imagine Walking Into This Wall of Spiders and Never Sleep Again

Screenshot: YouTube You know what’s more terrifying than spiders creeping into your home in the middle of the night? Spiders in the freaking skies, man. The Guardian on Friday reported recent accounts of such an occurrence in Brazil, where people have reportedly claimed it’s “raining spiders.” A video recently shared to Facebook of the phenomenon […]

Police called after man heard shouting death threats… to a spider

A man’s encounter with a spider resulted in a full-blown police turnout.Image: Getty Images/EyeEm By Johnny Lieu2019-01-03 00:42:14 UTC Sure, spiders are scary enough to send some people into a tizzy.  For one Australian man with a serious fear of the arachnid, his rather intense vocal reaction resulted in multiple police units attending the scene. […]

Spider Mothers Produce Milk for Their Young, Incredible New Study Shows

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Jumping spider mothers provide milk to their spiderlings far into development, according to a new study that might turn your understanding of invertebrate parenting on its head. Read more… Link to original source

Infected ‘Zombie Spiders’ Forced to Build Incubation Chambers for Their Parasitic Overlords

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Parasites that control the behavior of their hosts for their own benefit are a well-documented natural phenomenon, but the discovery of a previously unknown relationship between a parasitic wasp and a social spider is particularly upsetting. Read more… Link to original source

Stop Using Blowtorches to Kill Spiders in Your House

[unable to retrieve full-text content] While this should seemingly go without saying, it turns out that “kill it with fire” is not a great idea when it comes to ridding your home of pests. Nonetheless, there is no shortage of failed cases of people attempting to kill spiders or insects with blowtorches, and it doesn’t […]